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Family prefer Park House, Bulwell on BBC Hospital Documentary

Park House, Bulwell, is the preferred Care Home on the BBC 2 HOSPITAL Documentary

.....................regarding the plight of NHS Trust and QMC Nottingham.

Sorry we couldn't help Mavis as our Dementia Unit was full at that time. We always try and accommodate new residents where possible and work with the discharge staff at the QMC, to find space at our homes. What a difficult job the hospital staff had during the last crisis and not very pleasant for the elderley either.

What a great job Care Home Manager, Michelle Stevenson and her team do at Park House, often ......

'the care home of choice'

See news story of 'well earned accolades' - what our residents and relative really think of us. 

 

Park House - Home for 70 residents, with dementia wing.

 

Posted on 29 Mar 2018
Pending Fire Incident Averted by quick acting Steph at Canal Vue, Ilkeston

Beyond the call of duty as Stephanie ‘steps in’ to take control of the situation, highlighting the benefits of training and procedures.

 

Canal Vue Care Home, had a potential fire incident contained within record time, as Training and Development Manager for Eastgate Care, Stephanie Johnson, arrived at the Ilkeston Care Home, at 8 am last Tuesday. 'I realised straight away that this wasn’t a test drill and undertook the procedures necessary to move our residents to safety' said Stephanie.

 

The alarm system activated enabling Stephanie to identify on the control panel, that smoke was in the laundry area, she then managed the resources to control the situation.  The Housekeeper isolated the supply of gas and electricity from the area, a senior carer called the fire brigade and Stephanie took charge of the 'horizontal evacuation' of 3 storey Canal Vue.  Residents were moved to the isolation area away from the hazard, behind two fire doors. This time it was a case of smoke coming from a drier and which was contained and no fire identified.

3 fire tenders and police arrived to find the situation under control and Stephanie was identified as ' A member of staff who excelled under extreme pressure, with calm focused effective direction and management of a potentially life threatening circumstance'

 

Eastgate invests in training and leadership and has a dedicated Fire and Safety Manager, the benefits of which have been highlighted on this occasion. Procedures were followed in line with  training and this was clearly theory in practice and safety in care, with a potential disaster avoided.

Posted on 06 Mar 2018
The Pleasure of Sharing Cakes at Alexandra House, Eastwood

The visit once again, from the children of Brookhill Leys School at Eastwood, brought great joy to our residents at Alexandra House;  it was popular with the children also, as you will see ... !

Good news travels fast

 

- the children visiting Alexandra House from Brookhill Leyes School have told their fellow pupils about the exciting weekly visits - and by the reaction it is good news!

One of the Children who hasn't visited yet wanted to know

'When can we go miss'

 

Did you see our story in the Ilkeston Advertiser in the Community News Section.?

Decorating cakes to share with the residents went down so well.

 

.......................................so much enjoyment.

Its all about creating and sharing..........

Presenting, eating and sharing, just a delight....

Alexandra House, a place called home for our residents and a home for sharing ..........

What a great picture.....didnt they do well!

 

Posted on 28 Feb 2018
Forging Strong School Links at Eastwood Care Home

We are pleased to announce our new venture as we link to local Brookhill Leys Primary & Nursery School:

Alexandra House is renowned for its close association with the local community and in particular the links with the young people of Eastwood. This has helped forge the close ties with the local School and initiate the new project.

A lot of the residents are not mobile and it is a real treat when youngsters visit from schools, brownies and choirs; they are all joyous sharing occasions. 

The aim of this new venture allows and encourages young children to interact with our residents and for the children to engage with caring for others and learn about the past. Our overall objective is to generate enjoyment, learning and communication across the age groups.  

 

Research shows that developing relationships between the elderly and the young benefits the wellbeing of both parties and we have certainly found this to be true.
 
 
‘’The children visit every Monday and it is like a breath of fresh air, tumbling into the home!’’ Said the care-home manager.
 
 Activities Coordinator- Debbie Bonser spearheaded the project with the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Sainsbury and class teacher Charlotte.
 

Alexandra House is a place called home, for the 38 residents

 

‘’I've wanted to make this connection for many years. My career began with the elderly and I understand passionately the importance of this communication between the children and the residents of Alexandra House’  confirmed Matthew.R. Whitfield – Eastgate Care’s Operations Manager.

 
This sharing partnership has already started. Verbal communications are strengthening and we are now into week three. The children come running noisily into Alexandra House. The traditional ‘snakes and ladders’ gets everyone excited, and other games such as Connect 4 prove popular too. A relaxed chat session about ‘what happened on the week-end’ created an exchange of ideas with fruit and refreshment concluding the visits. 
 

 

'We are all  pleased with the outcome. The residents are thoroughly enjoying the children’s company and we have made the children a thank you card.' Said Debbie, pictured below;

 

 
 
 
 
 

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Posted on 09 Feb 2018
Entertainers & Staff Helped Parties 'Take Off' at all Care Homes

All 5 care homes staged fabulous Parties for our residents over the festive season, making it a special day for all:

Antlers, Christmas jumpers and red (wine?) are always popular - Managers make a special effort for Christmas day. Work still to be done, but a bit of entertainment helps everything along and the residents appreciate the effort and warmth of the care teams.

PARK HOUSE

An extra bonus for this resident as she has a visit from her furry friend.

PARK HOUSE

Making it a jolly time .................. as they await the days entertainment, food and singing to come! PARK HOUSE

Christmas games take on a different dimension .......PARK HOUSE

A little bit of relaxing, a lovely happy family of staff and residents,  before all the activity to come at ....PARK HOUSE

 Mum and daughter get dancing as musical entertainment is provided at CANAL VUE

Local Musicians help the residents at CANAL VUE to raise their voices for some Christmas Carols and very uplifting it was too ................ They also had an organist and singer/comedian visit for additional activities.

 

Care Home Manager, Carol Martin, entices Santa in at

CANAL VUE

Crowds gather round to enjoy the entertainment at MELBOURNE House, where the singer did a great job and all enjoyed her voice.

 

Well done to all staff with the great parties and fundraising activities.

 

This little visitor to Melbourne House enjoyed the singing and dancing and provided additional enjoyment for the onlookers.

Posted on 10 Jan 2018

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